Provenance:John Boydell (1720-1804);
Shakespeare Gallery sale, Christie's, 20th May 1805, sold for £13 2s. 6d. and 8 gns. respectively to 'Mr. Newton';
in the collection of the third Earl of Dudley, MC (1894-1969) by 1934;
thence by descent until 2018.
John Boydell and Josiah Boydell, A Collection of Prints from pictures painted for the purposes of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakespeare by the artists of Great Britain, London 1803, Vol III;
R.M.Clay, Julius Caesar Ibbetson (Country Life 1948), p. 55 & note 5, p. 56;
E. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of BRITISH 18th CENTURY PAINTERS in oils and crayons (Antique Collectors’ Club 1981), one illustrated on p. 192 (as ‘Unlocated’).
Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery, 1934, Commemorative Exhibition of the Art Treasures of the Midlands, no. 304 (as ‘The Elopment’ by William Hamilton).